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The curse of Pietro Houdini : a novel / Derek B. Miller

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  • ISBN: 1668020882 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9781668020883 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: xiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
"August, 1943. Fourteen-year-old Massimo is all alone. Newly orphaned and fleeing from Rome after surviving the American bombing raid that killed his parents, Massimo is attacked by thugs and finds himself bloodied at the base of the Montecassino. It is there in the Benedictine abbey's shadow that a charismatic and cryptic man calling himself Pietro Houdini, the self-proclaimed 'Master Artist and confidante of the Vatican,' rescues Massimo and brings him up the mountain to serve as his assistant in preserving the treasures that lay within the monastery walls. But can Massimo believe what Pietro is saying, particularly when Massimo has secrets too? Who is this extraordinary man? When it becomes evident that Montecassino will soon become the front line in the war, Pietro Houdini and Massimo execute a plan to smuggle three priceless Titian paintings to safety down the mountain. They are joined by a nurse concealing a nefarious past, a caf ǒwner turned murderer, a wounded but chipper German soldier, and a pair of lovers along with their injured mule, Ferrari. Together they will lie, cheat, steal, fight, kill, and sin their way through battlefields to survive, all while smuggling the Renaissance masterpieces and the bag full of ancient Greek gold they have rescued from the 'safe keeping' of the Germans"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Orphans > Italy > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Smugglers > Fiction.
Art > Fiction.
Italy > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 15 of 27 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury. (Show)


  • 2 current holds with 27 total copies.
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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury FIC MILLER (Text) 33630147692615 Adult New Fiction Available -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Mil (Text) 33160155058517 Adult New Material Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text) acq1328416 Acquisitions On order -
Douglas Library of Hebron FIC MIL (Text) 33400155479564 Adult New Fiction Checked out 04/27/2024
Easton Public Library FIC MILLER, DEREK B. (Text) 37777155347651 Adult Fiction In transit -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington MILLER, DEREK (Text) 34037146754041 Adult New Fiction Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck FIC MILLER, DEREK (Text) 34027153345882 Adult New Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Miller (Text) 33620153753088 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/01/2024
Milford Public Library MILLER Derek (Text) 34013150876343 Adult New Fiction Available -
Morris Public Library FIC MIL (Text) 33460150248000 Adult New Fiction Available -

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